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Perfect Crime

Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Excruciating, Dated
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3 reviews
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169 reviews
 

A long running psychological murder mystery (the longest-running play in New York) in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown.

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The longest-running play in New York City's history takes place in the home of a wealthy psychiatrist, Margaret Brent, who is accused of murdering her husband. A handsome detective thinks he has it all figured out, but Margaret's husband's murder is only the beginning of what may just be the perfect crime.

 
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Reviews (172)

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47
Avg Score

30
The New York Times

"But if you stick with the story - and considering the turgid performances, that's asking a lot - it does make sense and even has a certain thematic elegance. As the illusions reveal themselves, a confusion and sense of terror slowly build. Or at least that's what should happen if the production wasn't so lethargic." Full Review

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New York Daily News

"There's just no killing New York's currently longest-running play. On Sunday, Warren Manzi's 1987 murder mystery, directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, hits a major mile-marker: 10,000 performances. Having never seen the show before, the time seemed right. As of No. 9,980, there's still life in the modestly diverting thriller." Full Review

75
Woman Around Town

"In the face of awkward segues within the characters’ dialogue and the lack of chemistry, Perfect Crime is still an intriguing thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. It will leave you unsettled and questioning the motives of its characters like any suspenseful piece of work will do. And in my opinion, that is its strongest asset." Full Review

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46
Avg Score

79
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like mystery

Don't see it if you don't like mystery

50
Must see, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You want to see a lady-robot in human body.

Don't see it if You have to pay full price

49
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You have seen every murder mystery of the past, and you need to support yet another show about a murder mystery - no matter how amateurish:(

Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a show that's linear in plot; You don't like acting that seems cartoonish and fake: like a parody of a mystery.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent

See it if Engrossing murder mystery with a determined detective and an engaging male psychiatric patient who wears women's dresses (fun to watch!)

Don't see it if The current cast is really top-notch and I highly enjoyed the show (wasn't hard at all to follow; not sure why there is so much negativity.)

40
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if You just want to check this one off the list. It is the longest running play in New York!

Don't see it if You think you're going to see an interesting thriller or murder mystery. Be warned, it's awful.

34
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're desperate for a thriller. But, you'll be sorry you wasted your time.

Don't see it if I can't believe this is still running. They must get the theater rent-free.

59
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Very confusing show

Don't see it if Don't see it

45
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid, Dated

See it if you like campy murder mysteries and want to see an example of a play that makes you wonder how it could possibly still be running

Don't see it if you want to enjoy a good evening of theater

72
Thought-provoking, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You like off-broadway and like murder mysteries. Don't have great expectations it's a play. Be entertained. Relax and enjoy the show.

Don't see it if You don't like murder mysteries. Don't see it if you like fast paced shows.

73
Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you like a well acted, quirky, suspenseful play that has been running in nyc for years

Don't see it if you don't want to have to think or pay attention to the plot

32
Overrated

See it if You want to waste your money

Don't see it if Save your money

43
Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Slow, Dated

See it if If you're old, like really old & like "Matlock"..This show is SO dated... I understand it has longest-TENURED actress, but, OMG! SNOOZEFEST

Don't see it if You want something up-to-date

30
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Dated, Awkward

See it if Want to see a murder mystery

Don't see it if Want to see actors who don't look like they are falling asleep onstage. Or see actors kiss so awkwardly its uncomfortable.

68
Clever, Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a classic off Broadway show. It's been around forever.

Don't see it if You're looking for a great show. It's ok but far from great.

3
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if No reason. I walked out at intermission. Terrible. For the life of me - I have no idea why it's been playing this long.

Don't see it if You don't want to throw away you money on a cliched stupid "mystery" that isn't very mysterious.

2
Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you need a nap

Don't see it if you like theater

20
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if you enjoy wasting your money.

Don't see it if you want an interesting crime story. The story is flawed and the lead actress couldn't care less about her fellow performers.

53
Funny, Cliched, Dated

See it if You're fascinated by "train wrecks" & want to see a notorious legend of a play.

Don't see it if you have time to see only one show in New York.

15
Banal, Dated, Forgettable

See it if you've seen everything else in town. (Cheap tickets are usually easy to come by for this show.)

Don't see it if you expect some mystery from your mystery plays or thrills from your thrillers.

67
Clever, Intense, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of murder mysteries and enjoy unraveling a variety of plots with its many twists. See it if you enjoy guessing.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to pay close attention to the plot in order to follow the story.

19
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Dated

See it if Have nothing better to do with your money and your time. The story didn't make sense. Mediocre staging, costumes, acting

Don't see it if You have any other show and I mean Any. Other. Show. to watch

30
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Dated

See it if you like B level soap opera actors and a confusing, dizzying story

Don't see it if you actually like mysteries.

53
Ambitious, Intelligent, Confusing, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like mystery

Don't see it if you like musicals

30
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you make a habit of flushing your money down the toilet.

Don't see it if you like good acting (the lead female has been in it for over 20 years and completely phones in her performance--just utterly bad).

15
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like a crime story

Don't see it if you want something better to do with your money.